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Answered 2007-10-02 15:33:23

This answer is incomplete but being a local in the area I can offer some info. Fall River in the last three or so decades of the 1800's was New England's largest textile industrial center beyond one area of New Hampshire (the name of which escapes me at the moment). Fall River, during this era earned the local nickname "the Spindle City" because of it's textile manufacturing mills which numbered roughly a dozen at that time if my memory serves. The primary material manufactured in Fall River was cotton and cotton based fabrics. Nearby in RI, in the same era, a similar metamorphosis of textile industry and an associated population boom occurred. Today, many of the mills stand vacant, have become home to completely unrelated industry or stand abandoned (and are often the fuel for fire). However, these mills did contribute a great deal to the ethnic diversity in our area as they were magnets for immigrant families seeking a better life after the potato famine that ravaged much of Europe (not just Ireland). Today, this area and much of the area south of it in RI are still magnets for immigrants due to the diversity found here and tolerance for uniquely ethnic neighborhoods.

There are some great sites online about this topic as someone mentioned them to me not that long ago (I am a decendant of a Fall River Textile King) so give old google a try and see what happens.

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